Graeme Pollock sad with Tendulkar, Ponting's IPL failures

Updated: April 18, 2013, 6:56 PM IST
Graeme Pollock sad with Tendulkar, Ponting's IPL failures

New Delhi: Sad at not seeing Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting performing well in the Indian Premier League (IPL), South African cricket legend Graeme Pollock said it is always a hard decision to know when to call it a day.

While Mumbai Indians' skipper Ponting has already retired from international cricket, Tendulkar quit One-Day Internationals (ODI) in December last year. Tendulkar's mediocre form in Tests carried on to the IPL as well. In five matches, Tendulkar, who will turn 41 on Wednesday, has managed scores of 23, 0, 1, 44, 1. Ponting has also been a big failure and had figures of 28, 6, 0, 14 and 4.

Pollock was surprised to see that the Mumbai's opening pair of Tendulkar and Ponting isn't getting runs. "I am watching the IPL with interest, just a little bit sad that the great players Tendulkar and Ponting haven't really hit it off. It is always a hard decision to know when to get out," Pollock said on his Facebook account.

Another great Barry Richards, commenting on Pollock's reaction, said once a player crosses 34, he can buy another 3-4 years on experience but not more. "Is sad but well remember when reactions slow around 34 then u can get by for 3/4 more years on experience but eventually the decision has to be made cruel but true!" Richards commented.

First Published: April 18, 2013, 6:56 PM IST

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